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Plant breeders and geneticists seeding solutions. How did Dan Barber get it so wrong?

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Gale, Wayne (main author / Chair, American Seed Trade Association)
Format:
Commentary
Publication Date:
2019-06-18
URL:
https://seedworld.com/how-did-dan-barber-get-it-so-wrong
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
appeals (message), conflict, consumers, development issues, farming methods, food safety, risk communication, seeds, sustainability, sustainable agriculture, technological advancement, food industry, concentration, outlook, genetics, food insecurity, genetic modification, consolidation
Notes:
The June 7, 2019 commentary by Barber in the New York Times was retrieved online at: https://seedfreedom.info/opinion-save-our-food-free-the-seed. It is filed with this document., Online via seedworld.com. 3 pages., Response to an opinion piece in the New York Times by celebrity chef Dan Barber. Barber reported on visiting a 24,000-acre farm in North Dakota and observing the large scale of operations. He concluded: "We should be alarmed by the current architects." In this commentary author Gale offered a differing view of the changes in plant breeding and the seed industry over the past 100-plus years - and what they mean for the future.